Book Journey, Jen over at Teach Mentor Texts along with Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers also host a kidlit version of It's Monday! What are You Reading?
I'm the guest poster on Nerdy Book Club today. Go check out my post:
Top 10 Things Picture Books Taught Me
Last week I reviewed:
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
I finished reading:
Going Over by Beth Kephart
It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure from SMITH Magazine
Picture books I enjoyed last week:
The House That Crack Built by Clark Taylor, illustrated by Jan Thompson Dicks
Definitely not a typical picture book. Much more appropriate for middle school or high school students.
We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song by Debbie Levy, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Beautiful history and tribute to the song that is most well-known for the fight for Civil Rights.
The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
So much good mentor text material with this story, not to mention the stunning illustrations. I put this one on my Caldecott contenders list.
Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales
What a fun look at Mexican lucha libre through the eyes of a little niño.
Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
Currently (still) listening:
In the Age of Love and Chocolate by Gabrielle Zevin
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Interrupted Tale by Maryrose Wood
Last week I also posted:
Laurie Halse Anderson visits Michigan
Disney tote bag and Despicable Me 2 minion bookmark